Pick of the Litter

Documentary | PG | 81 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Fri, Feb 22, 2019 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Sat, Feb 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dana Nachman
Don Hardy
Produced By:Dana Nachman
Don Hardy
Screenwriter:Dana Nachman
Music By:Helen Jane Long


"A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul." - Los Angeles Times

"By far the most joyous time you'll have at the movies all year." - San Diego Reader

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil—five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the job of guide dog—who has what it takes? Introducing viewers to an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them, Pick of the Litter is an uplifting, bighearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs.

Awards: 8 Wins, 4 Nominations
Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman (Dana Nachman), Cleveland International Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Gasparilla International Film Festival, 2018
Nominee, Top 20 Audience Favourites, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2018
Winner, Favourite Special Screening, Napa Valley Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Omaha Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award, Seattle International Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award, Best Feature-Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival, 2018